OUTKAST star ANTWAN 'BIG BOI' PATTON has been chosen to receive an award for his impact on African-American culture.

The rapper will receive the 2005 Fine Arts Award from the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation (KTCF) at an annual banquet which recognises people who have used their work to help improve their surroundings through public service, fine arts, education, and historic preservation.

Big Boi will be presented the 2005 Fine Arts Award on 8 October (05) in Savannah, Georgia.